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Edwyn Collins wins 'Outstanding Contribution' prize at AIM awards

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Singer Edwyn Collins

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Edwyn Collins will pick up the 'Outstanding Contribution To Music' prize at this year's AIM Independent Music Awards.

The ex-Orange Juice frontman has been announced as the winner of the prize, which will be given out at a ceremony in London on October 29.

Collins said: "How gracious of AIM to consider me, I'm most flattered.

"Thirty years of rock 'n' roll independence! It's where I started and I'm not there yet. I think it's the future, young people."

Also announced as a winner was Mute's Daniel Miller, who will pick up the 'Pioneer' award.

Miller said: "I am very flattered and honoured to receive this award. It's particularly special to be acknowledged by fellow Independents."

Chairman and CEO of AIM Alison Wenham added: "I have such admiration for both Daniel and Edwyn and congratulate them on winning our most coveted awards.

"They are survivors, they never give up, they are ridiculously talented, and they set a standard for others to follow."

The AIM Independent Music Awards ceremony will be hosted by BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq and BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens.

Other categories, whose winners are yet to be decided, are as follows:
Best Live Act
Independent Album of the Year
Best 'Difficult' Second Album
Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival
Independent Breakthrough of the Year
Genre Spotlight Award
Special Catalogue Release of the Year
Best Small Label
Hardest Working Band or Artist
PPL Award for Most Played Independent Act
Independent Label of the Year
Independent Entrepreneur of the Year
Indie Champion Award

Watch the Orange Juice 'Rip It Up' music video below:

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